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Science Quiz #327

Science and Nature Quiz for 22 April 2015

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In trees, what is the word for the innermost layer of bark that carries organic nutrients, particularly sucrose, to all parts of the plant?

A
Rheum
B
Phloem
C
Phlegm
D
Shalom
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2

Why were the fossilised remains of an extinct race, discovered in 1856, called "Neanderthal man"?

Note: This question was updated in October 2017
A
They were named after a cat that frequently visited the dig
B
They were found by Heinrich Neandertàl
C
Carbon dating proved they came from the Neanderthal period
D
They were found in the Neander Valley
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3

Absolute zero is at approximately what temperature?

A
-273.3 deg C
B
-459.8 deg C
C
-549.8 deg C
D
-723.3 deg C
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4

What is the most abundant element in the universe?

A
Krypton
B
Oxygen
C
Carbon
D
Hydrogen
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5

What word best describes a triangle where all sides are different lengths?

A
Oblique
B
Equilateral
C
Scalene
D
Obtuse
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6

What part of the body does interstitial nephritis affect?

A
Intercostal muscles
B
Kidneys
C
Joints
D
Spleen
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7

Which of these is a type of shark?

A
Roundhead
B
Sorehead
C
Fathead
D
Hammerhead
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